Betty Boop Makes You Smile-Great Baby Boomer Therapy

I recently purchased this fun ceramic at a local garage sale. When the seller flipped over the piano and wind it up the two little magnetic dogs started dancing to “I want to be loved by you just you and nobody else but you.” I smiled.

I later went to visit someone at the hospital. I still had the song buzzing in my ear and shared it with the volunteer who gave me the pass. We both broke into a singing duet right in the lobby with Betty Boop song and ending with laughter as we said ” Boop boop de doop.”

What great baby boomer therapy!

In case you  are wondering this cute little item was purchased for 1.00 and sold for 12.51 in auction. But it brought so much pleasure that I almost kept it.

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Now since artist hubby cannot legally make coloring pages for Betty I have included a link for a coloring book so you can sing her songs and color.

Have fun and keep smiling.

Antique Charger Plate from Germany? What is a Charger Plate?

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When I was researching this piece the first question that came to mind is “What is a Charger Plate”?

I found out that a “Charger Plate” is known by other names such as  “chop plates” “service plate” and “under plates” I really like the term “under plate” because these usually decorative plates are mostly used during very special occasions. They are large usually “12” or more and host other plates on top of them.

Most of the time they are not food safe so food is not served on them. But they look awesome on the table.This particular plate is very old and I am sure the paint used has some lead in it and should only be used to make the table look nice or hang on the wall.

Would you like to add anything else?

Do You Like Pocket Watches and Clocks?

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I am getting more and more fascinated with clocks and watches. It seems to be all about the “movement”. No, I am not talking about arthritis LOL

People interested in horology are called horologists. TThis term is used both by people who deal professionally with timekeeping pieces(watchmakers, clockmakers), as well as lovers and scholars of horology. Horology and horologists have numerous organizations, both professional associations and more scholarly societies.

Horology is the art or science of measuring time. Clocks, watches, clockwork, sundials, hourglasses, clepsydras, timers, time recorders, marine chronometers, and atomic clocks are all examples of the kinds of unique instruments used to measure time. In current usage, horology refers mainly to the study of mechanical time-keeping devices, while chronometry more broadly includes electronic devices that have largely replaced mechanical clocks for the best accuracy and precision in time-keeping.

Once you start looking into this area as a collector it is easy to get hooked. So, as I learn more I will share it here. But please share what you know so we can all be on the look out for some interesting time pieces.

But here is a really cool article I ran across talking about an upcoming auction for a pocket watch.

Upcoming Auction for Henry Grave’s Supercomplication Pocket Watch.

Want to Know a Little About Hummel Figurines?

Hummel figurines are also referred to as M.I. Hummel figurines or just plain Hummels. This porcelian figurine series are based on the drawings of an Artist namedSister Maria Innocentia Hummel, O.S.F.

I have, recently, been posting a few Geobel Hummels for a client on consignment. In doing my research I ran across this video that was done by a fellow Ebay Seller. I thought it was good and wanted to share it with others.

Hope you enjoy it too.

Hot Collectibles on Ebay From My Facebook Friends For Saturday July 13, 2013

I decided that I will start posting some really cool collectibles that are currently online by some of my Facebook Friends. Hope you get a chance to click on them and check them out. I am going to try and do this often. If you have something listed you want me to share in a post please let me know.

Disney Beauty and the Beast Music Jewelry Trinket Box Princess Belle RARE

Vintage German Enamelware 3775 Baby Cup and Bowl Pink Boy & Dog, Girl & Doll

Vintage Tin Tea Set Plates Walt Disney Goofy Mickey Mouse Pluto Ice Cream Stand 

Vintage 1960s Lenticular 3-D Holographic Art Redhead Girl Boy Fishing Pier 10×13 

1975 Avon 1936 MG Car Decanter Blend 7 After Shave MIB Vintage Fragrance MIB 

Vintage 50s Tole Metal Handle 16″ Green Tray Hand Painted Roses Fine Arts Studio 

Vintage Kenmore Tanning Lamp 

First Edition 1953 Pinocchio Golden Book 

A Franklin Mint MacDonald Collectible Plate 14K Gold Trim 

 

A Vintage Mickey Mouse Phone that still works!

 

Interview with George Betton Owner of a Fine Arts and Antiques Business

While at the Glen Ridge Antique Show this year I had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. George Betton. It was impressive to know that his love for collectibles lead him to become a business owner. A wonderful way to keep the fire under his passion.

George can be contacted by email: george.betton (at)gmail.com

Many Will Are Using Collectibles to Upcycle-Goodwill is a Great Source

Goodwill ‘s Pinterest page has become a great source for upcycle ideas. Many of those ideas include vintage items. What not sure what upcycling means? Well it may mean different things to different people. But read the definition that is on Wikipedia.

So, just another reason to see the upside value in the things others may call junk.